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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 437-438
Screening of oral potentially malignant disorders: Need of the hour

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Shivani Ravi
247 A, Dhanalakshmi Nagar, Periya Kolathuvanchery, Iyyapanthangal, Chennai - 600 122, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_217_17

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Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) include a variety of lesions and conditions which display an increased risk for malignant transformation to oral cancer. As the incidence and prevalence of OPMD are highly increasing in India, its early detection and prevention is the need of the hour. Early diagnosis of such disorders is necessary to prevent the malignant transformation. Many advanced diagnostic techniques are used to predict their progression and to assess the risk of malignant transformation. Management of symptoms of OPMDs is necessary for the overall well-being of the patient. This short communication provides an overview and the importance of early diagnosis and prevention of OPMDs.

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